Monday, June 8, 2009

0 for 2

Yesterday Deb and I watched Benjamin Buttons and Slumdog Millionaire. I was not overly impressed with either movie. I hadn't expected to be crazy about BB, I thought it would just be some light entertainment for the afternoon. Instead, I was pretty bored by it and almost turned it off but decided to stick it out. The last half was slightly more intriguing than the first half, probably because it had the real Brad Pitt at that point, and he's pretty darn attractive. Overall, I just wasn't captivated, even by the growing backward premise. The characters just didn't speak to me and the plot was predictable and too slowly developed.

I expected to like SM much more but was disappointed by this one too. Maybe it was not a good movie day for me. I know better critics than me loved this one, but I just wasn't awed. I wasn't attached to any of the characters and the story of poverty and struggle, along with the love story, dragged on for me. I anticipated much of the storyline and just wasn't overwhelmed by the acting.

5 comments:

Jenny said...

I loved Slumdog Millionaire. Not so much the love story, but the sights and sounds of India and seeing the flashbacks that led him to know all of the answers to those questions.

Susan said...

I do agree with you on the sights and sounds of India. I should have added that.

JohnnyB said...

I did not see BB because I heard reviews similar to yours: "boring". I liked SDM, but did not think it was best picture of the year. I liked "Milk" better.

Waltsense.com said...

I enjoyed SDM mainly cause i thought it was based losely off a true story but then when i realized it was a fiction story regarding the Indian Regis - I liked it. The most most unrealistic part of the story is the Indian supermodel liking the main character - that aint happening.

Susan said...

I agree, I didn't buy the destiny love story.